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MATCH PREVIEW: Info ahead of Saturday’s home game versus Hitchin Town

Ahead of Saturday’s home league match versus Hitchin Town (3:00 KO), here are some important bits of information you may want to know…

Admission

This match is a SELL OUT. NO MORE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.

Season and flexi-season ticket holders can go about admission as normal.

Please try to ensure you arrive well before kick off and if you have a ticket on your mobile, have the code ready to scan well in advance of the turnstile.

Address

The Victoria Ground, Birmingham Rd, Bromsgrove, B61 0DR

Important information (including entry details and COVID-19 guidelines)

  • Turnstiles open at 1:30pm.
  • You MUST adhere to the ‘Rule of Six’ regulations. You cannot stand together, in a group, of more than six people.
  • Please wear masks in areas where you have to.
  • The new Government COVID-19 guidelines for bars and pubs means that a mask MUST be worn in the Rouslers Bar, when not sat a table. If you have not got a mask, you will not be admitted entry to the bar. In addition, and in accordance with the new rules, it will be sit down service only.
  • DO NOT ENTER THE GROUND IF YOU ARE SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
  • Please obey social distancing guidelines when necessary and where you can.

Matchday parking guide

For a guide outlining the places to park (and not to park!) on matchdays, click here

Kit for this match

We will be wearing this season’s red home kit for this match.

Live updates

Via our Twitter (@SportingFC) and on Goalshouter. Team news, half time and full time scores will also be on our Facebook (Bromsgrove Sporting FC) and our Instagram account (rouslersofficial)

Last times we met

– 22/02/20: Sporting 1 – 2 Hitchin Town (League). Report here. Video highlights here.
– 12/10/19: Hitchin Town 2 – 2 Sporting (League). Report here. Video highlights here.

Management preview

Manager Bren Kelly and assistant manager Andy Mason have both previewed the game, which can be read here.

Opposition

  • Prior to the 2019/20 league being expunged, Hitchin Town were sitting 17th, with 39 points from 32 games (Sporting were fourth, 57 from 32).
  • This season, they currently find themselves in 16th place, with 7 points from 5 games (W2 D1 L2).
  • Three away league games thus far have produced one win and two defeats. Losses to Stourbridge (1-0) and AFC Rushden & Diamonds (7-1) was followed by a 2-1 win at Stratford Town – their most recent match.
  • Their other results in the league this season were a 2-2 draw against Leiston and an opening day, 5-1 win over Alvechurch (both at home)
  • They have conceded in all five of their league games so far.

If you are coming to the game, get behind the lads and make the VG a fortress – your support is a massive boost and really does act as our 12th man! Thank you so much!

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